My Library, Sweden

‘DiveScrap’Index

the scrapbook of diving history

 

1944 DYKERITJÄNSTINSTRUKTION för MARINEN

Soft cover book. 135 pages. Very interesting Swedish Navy Diving Manual. Very rare and well illustrated. The condition of this book however is very poor. Do you have one in good condition which you’d like to sell: please allow me to make you an offer for it.

1945 Dykeriinstruktion och Tabeller

Soft cover book. 31 pages. Not illustrated, just instructions and diving tables.

1952 MITT LIV SOM DYKARE

Soft cover book. 209 pages. Written by Ernst Lagerstrom. A diver tells the story of his life. With several B&W illustrations

1953 DYKERJÄNSTINSTRUKTION för MARINEN

Published by the Swedish Navy, a hard board box with a set of diving manuals, each specialized:

Part 1- Organisation and training

Part 2- The physics of diving

Part 3- Diving Equipment

Part 4- Diving

Part 5- Divers work

Part 6- Safety regulations

Part 7- U boat rescue diving


I happen to have a second set of these manuals which is not for sale but available for an exchange agains other diving books

1957 Dykning och dykare

Soft cover book by Bo Cassel. 128 pages. ‘From Alexander the great to Cousteau’ With several B&W illustrations

1961 Med VASA på Strömmens botten

Soft cover book by Edvin Fälting. 116 pages. With forword by Anders Franzén ( see next 3 books ) The complete diary on the salvage project of the VASA. With several B&W illustrations

1961 The Warship Vasa

Hard cover book by Anders Franzén. 84 pages. Rather an album then a book on the salvage project of the VASA. With many B&W illustrations. As you can see I have 3 different editions of this book in my library. This is because each edition is different(!) The illustration of the diving equipment used for the job shows a diver wearing a Siebe, Gorman & Co Ltd 12 bolt equipment in this edition.

1961 Le Vasa

Hard cover book by Anders Franzén. 84 pages. Rather an album then a book on the salvage project of the VASA. With many B&W illustrations. As you can see I have 3 different editions of this book in my library. This is because each edition is different(!) The illustration of the diving equipment used for the job shows a diver wearing a Karlskrona 12 bolt navy diving equipment in this edition.

1974 The Warship Vasa

Hard cover book by Anders Franzén. 84 pages. Rather an album then a book on the salvage project of the VASA. With many B&W illustrations. As you can see I have 3 different editions of this book in my library. This is the sixth edition of 1974. The illustration of the diving equipment used for the job shows like in the first edition of 1961 a diver wearing a Siebe, Gorman & Co. Ltd. 12 bolt diving equipment but now the inside of the cover shows and old map instead of plain black paper as the first edition had. This book is signed by the author and it has a letter inside telling that it was a present for someone.

1963 DYKERIARBETE

Soft cover book. 76 pages. It has both illustrated articles on compressed air diving equipment as well as hard hat diving equipment.


I happen to have a second manual like this one which is not for sale but available for an exchange agains other diving books

1967 Havet Dykaren Fynden

Hard cover book. 146 pages. Written by Bo Cassel. Rather an encyclopedia on the history of diving. Interesting and well illustrated with mainly B&W drawings and photographs.

1969 Sport-dykning

Soft cover pocketbook. 95 pages. Written by Birger Hulstrand. A basic sports divers manual illustrated with B&W drawings and photographs.

1974 DYKNING metodik och teknik

Hard cover book. 334 pages. Written by Jan Sundlöf and Hans Röckert. A complete diving manual with both hard hat diving equipment and SCUBA ( compressed air and rebreathers ) Well illustrated with B&W drawings and photographs.

1977 DYKNING utnyttjande och säkerhet

Hard cover book. 219 pages. Written by Jan Sundlöf A diving manual with both hard hat diving equipment, SCUBA ( compressed air and rebreathers ) mini submarines, diving bell’s and ROV’s Illustrated with B&W drawings and photographs.

1977 DYKARE OCH VRAK I VÅRA VATTEN

Soft cover book. 160 pages. Published by the ‘Society of the Swedish Shipping-museum in Stockholm’ A very nice book on the history of diving in Sweden with many B&W photographs and drawings.

1985 ARNE ZETTERSTRÖM AND THE FIRST HYDROX DIVES

Hard cover book. 87 pages. Written byAnders Lindén and Anders Muren. Published by the ‘Swedish National Defence Research Center’ An interesting account on Arne Zetterströms hydrox dives with several B&W photographs and drawings.

1990 DJUPARE OCH SÄKRARE

Soft cover book. 92 pages. Written by Göran Romare and Lena Nordin. Published by the ‘Swedish Navy Diving Center’